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    One of the best wide receivers in college football will be featured when Jalen Royals and the Utah State Aggies (3-3) host the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-1) on Friday, October 13, 2023.

    The Bulldogs are the favorites (-4) in their game against the Aggies, with the over/under at 57 points. (On the moneyline, the Bulldogs are -190 and the Aggies are +160.)

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    Game Info for Fresno State vs. Utah State

    • Game Day: Friday, October 13, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Logan, Utah
    • Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
    Fresno State vs Utah State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fresno State -4 -110 -110 57 -109 -111 -190 +160

    Fresno State Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Fresno State has put together a 3-2-0 record against the spread.
    • Fresno State has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 4 points or more this season.
    • Two of Fresno State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Fresno State Stats & Insights

    • Fresno State sports the 59th-ranked offense this season (408 yards per game), and has been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best with only 289.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Fresno State ranks 38th in points scored this year (33.5 points per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 18.2 points allowed per game.
    • Fresno State owns the 26th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (190.5 allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best with 300 passing yards per game.
    • Fresno State owns the 19th-best run defense this season (99.3 rushing yards allowed per game), but ranks 18th-worst offensively (108 rushing yards per game).
    • Offensively, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by putting up a 48.9% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 38th on defense (34.1% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 12 forced turnovers (ninth in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (16th in the FBS), Fresno State’s +7 turnover margin is the sixth-best in college football.

    Fresno State’s Best Players

    • Mikey Keene has recorded 1,682 yards (280.3 ypg) on 159-of-232 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Elijah Gilliam, has carried the ball 78 times for 322 yards (53.7 per game), scoring four times. He’s also caught nine passes for 106 yards and one touchdown.
    • Malik Sherrod has been handed the ball 47 times this year and racked up 301 yards (50.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Erik Brooks’ 494 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 49 times and has totaled 36 catches and four touchdowns.
    • Jalen Moss has hauled in 33 receptions totaling 360 yards, finding the end zone four times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jaelen Gill has a total of 355 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 32 passes and scoring five touchdowns.
    • Morice Norris leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has four TFL, 24 tackles, and one interception.
    • Fresno State’s tackle leader, Levelle Bailey, has 36 tackles, two TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Carlton Johnson leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 17 tackles and four passes defended.

    Utah State Betting Insights

    • Utah State is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
    • Utah State has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 4 points or more this year.
    • Four of Utah State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (80%).

    Utah State Pick Insights

    • Utah State’s defense ranks 107th in the FBS with 406.8 total yards surrendered per game, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 23rd-best by posting 462.8 total yards per game.
    • Utah State ranks 22nd-worst in points allowed per game on defense (32.2), but at least it has been surging on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in points per contest (38.2).
    • Utah State’s pass defense ranks 86th in the FBS with 241.2 passing yards given up per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 21st-best by putting up 296 passing yards per contest.
    • With 166.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Utah State ranks 56th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 103rd, surrendering 165.7 rushing yards per contest.
    • With a 38.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Utah State ranks 83rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 78th, giving up a 39.6% third-down rate.
    • Utah State has registered 14 forced turnovers (fifth in the FBS) and committed 12 turnovers (120th in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 42nd in the FBS.

    Utah State’s Best Players

    • Cooper Legas leads Utah State with 975 yards on 78-of-113 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Davon Booth has carried the ball 62 times for 395 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Rahsul Faison has run for 259 yards across 34 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Royals paces his team with 522 receiving yards on 32 receptions with seven touchdowns.
    • Terrell Vaughn has racked up 494 receiving yards (82.3 yards per game) and seven touchdowns on 47 receptions.
    • Micah Davis’ 16 grabs (on 21 targets) have netted him 349 yards (58.2 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Paul Fitzgerald has two sacks to pace the team, and also has one TFL and 14 tackles.
    • MJ Tafisi is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 49 tackles and four TFL.
    • Ike Larsen has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 37 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

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